Places to Visit

During your stay in Tolo visit some of the wonderful sites of the Argolida and the Peloponnese. Below is just an idea of the infinite list of places, there really are too many to mention. Depending on what you are interested in, whether it be historical monuments, archaeological sites, places of natural beauty, tradition (plus many more), there is something for eveyone in the Argolida and further afield in the Peloponnese.


The first capital of Greece

A beautiful city in the Peloponnese, steeped in history and full of wonderful historical monuments. Visit the castle of Palamidi, the sea fort of Bourtzi, Acronafplia fortress, one of the many museums and of course the picturesque old town with its narrow streets.

Around 15 minutes from Tolo by car.

Corinth Canal

The canal which connect the Aegean and Ionian Seas.

The Corinth Canal cuts through the narrow point of what used to be the Isthmus of Corinth. The idea was proposed during classical times but failed. The construction began in 1881 and was completed in 1893.

Around 45 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Theatre of Epidavros

The Magnificent Ancient Theatre of Epidavros

The Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, considered to be one of the best, if not the best, of ancient theatres due to its acoustic and how well it is conserved. Built on the west side of the mountain Cynortion, near Lygourio. Live performances are held here during the summer months.

Around 45 minutes from Tolo.

Ancient Olympia

The Birthplace of the Olympic Games

Ancient Olympia is the place from which the Olympic Games began. They were held every four years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Visit the wonderfully preserved stadium, archaeological site and museum.

Around 2.5 hours away from Tolo.

Ancient Messene

Ancient Messene, a classical city-state refounded.

The ruins of Ancient Messene, refounded in 369 BC by Epaminondas, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the Peloponnese. He invited the exiled Messinians and their families back to their homeland. Constructed over the ruins of Ithomi it is one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Greece.

Around 2.5 hours away from Tolo.

Ancient Nemea

Ancient Nemea

Ancient Nemea, situated closer to the more modern town of Nemea is famous for its wonderful wine which is exported worldwide, the Nemean Lion (a mythical beast slain by Hercules as part of his 12 labours) and the Nemean Games which took place every 4 years inbetween others such as the Olympic Games.

Around 45 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Corinth

The ruins of the Ancient city of Corinth.

The city close to the Isthmus of Corinth (the Corinth canal), Ancient Corinth was one of the richest & most important cities of Ancient Greece with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC and was rarely not involved in historic happenings such as wars and etc.

Around 1 hour away from Tolo.


The Gibraltar of Greece, The Rock.

Monemvasia is a medieval fortress which is located on a premontory with, as its name in Greek suggests, Μονεμβασιά = "Μόνη"(only) "Έμβαση"(entrance), just one entrance. There was and still is only access via a causeway leading to the old historical town and castle. With its imposing structure, big walls and with many Byzantine Churches is worth a visit to admire its beauty and history. Monemvasia is also called "The Gibraltar of Greece".

Around 3 hours away from Tolo.


The Byzantine Despotate

Mystras, the ruins of an ancient city built on the Taygetos mountain, close to Sparta, with numerous Byzantine churches taking us back to another era. Frescoes located in the churches are of huge historical importance.

Around 2 hours away from Tolo

Ancient Mycenae

The city that singified a whole era.

Ancient Mycenae two thousand years BC was one of the biggest centres of Greek civilazation. The period from 1600 to 1100 BC in Greek history is called Mycenaen since the city dominated at that time and was at its prime. Also famous for its beehive tombs (the Tomb of Agamemnon), grave circles and the Lion Gate.

Around 30 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Tiryns

Cyclopian Walls

Ancient Tiryns is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mostly known for its huge walls (that are described by Homer as "cyclopean" because of their immense size), for its palace and as a stronghold during the Mycenaean era.

Around 20 minutes away from Tolo

Kalavrita - Diakopto

Rack & Pinion Railway

The Kalavrita - Diakopto rack & pinion railway was built about 120 years ago, a small train that passes through the Vouraikos gorge, mountains, tunnels, over bridges and along side the river. It is a wonderful trip and a great way to see the areas of natural beauty. It was in Kalavrita that the flag of the revolt was raised at the monastery of Agia Lavra on the 21 March 1821 leading to the eventual independence of Greece. Kalavrita is also where all of the male population was slaughtered by German soldiers.

Around 1.5 hours away from Tolo

Natural History Museum of Ligourio

A beautiful collection of geological artifacts found in the area

The Natural History Museum of Ligourio has a marvelous collection, of fossils, rock formations, tools and many other findings from the area. It's an intersting place with many things to appreciate.

Around 30 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Asini

Asini Acropolis

A relatively small archaeological site in the area of Tolo but with huge importance in ancient times. Ancient Asini is located on a hill jutting out into the sea on the outskirts of Tolo, with a recently renovated interactive presentation of the site and a beautiful view of the villages, the sea and the beaches around.

Around 5 minutes away from Tolo


The oldest continually inhabited cities in Europe

Argos is a city in the Peloponnese, there is evidence that this city, in addition to the more general area has been inhabited since the late Neolithic Era, around 7000 years ago. The beautiful castle, Larisa, overlooks over the city. Also an important stronghold of the Mycenaen era.

Around 30 minutes away from Tolo